The Joy of Love
2017 ANNUAL CATHOLIC APPEAL
DIOCESE OF SAN DIEGO
A Message from Very Reverend Robert W. McElroy
Our recent diocesan synod on marriage and family life, which brought together priests and lay representatives from every parish in San Diego and Imperial Counties, pointed once again to the vibrancy and depth of the Catholic community in the diocese of San Diego. In tandem with our diocesan task forces on young adults, priestly vocations and Catholic schools the Synod provided a set of new initiatives for our diocese designed to deepen the life of the Gospel in our midst and make Christ more present to family life, our children growing in faith, millennials and the elderly.
None of these initiatives could take form without the assistance of the Annual Catholic Appeal. Through your generous support, the diocese is able to carry out its work of training new priests, preparing couples for marriage, ministering to the poor, the marginalized and the imprisoned, training parish leaders to bring faith to children in our parish schools and religious formation programs, forming permanent deacons, and caring for the retired priests who have given the whole of their lives in service to the Church.
I invite you to prayerfully consider making a sacrificial gift to the Annual Catholic Appeal this year. It constitutes a tangible pathway to answer the call for discipleship in the Church today by supporting the life of the diocese which in turn supports in so many critical ways both the life of the parishes and the work of the universal Church.
Sincerely yours in Christ,
Most Reverend Robert W. McElroy
Bishop of San Diego
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